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Orson Welles' Great Mysteries was a British television series The series was an anthology of different tales. Each episode was introduced by Orson Welles, who was the only regular actor in the series.

In the opening titles, Welles would be shown in silhouette as he walked through a hallway towards the camera, smoking a cigar and outfitted in a broad-brimmed hat and a huge cloak, the outfit itself being a nod to his having provided the voice of The Shadow in the radio program. When he actually appeared on-screen to introduce the episodes, his face would be all that would be shown, in extreme close-up and very low lighting.

  1. Orson Welles


Series Cast

  1. Orson Welles as Self - Host

    Orson Welles

    Self - Host

    26 Episodes

  2. Joan Collins as Jane Blake

    Joan Collins

    Jane Blake

    1 Episode

  3. Ian Bannen as Gregory Dean

    Ian Bannen

    Gregory Dean

    1 Episode

  4. Daphne Heard

    Deborah Crabbe

    1 Episode

  5. Milo O’Shea as Father Crumlish

    Milo O’Shea

    Father Crumlish

    1 Episode

  6. Patrick Magee as Sergeant Morris

    Patrick Magee

    Sergeant Morris

    1 Episode

  7. Glyn Owen as Det. Inspector Cumberland

    Glyn Owen

    Det. Inspector Cumberland

    1 Episode

  8. Rupert Davies as Lemerie

    Rupert Davies


    1 Episode

  9. Susannah York as Countess Josephine

    Susannah York

    Countess Josephine

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1973 • 26 Episodes

Season 1 of Orson Welles' Great Mysteries premiered on September 1, 1973.

The Furnished Room

(1x26, February 23, 1974) Season Finale

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Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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